The 2019 class is officially over, as yesterday was the last day for 2019 prospects to sign with a team.
Purdue, in fact, was finished at the early signing period, back in December, as it was stated on Twitter yesterday, meaning David Bell did a secret signing before announcing at the All-American Bowl Game.
Purdue officially ended ranked 25th in the nation, per 247 Sports.
Officially, this is the Purdue signing class.
Quarterback - Paul Piferi, 3*
Running Back - King Doerue, 3*, D’Joun Hewitt, 3*
Wide Receiver - David Bell, 4*, Milton Wright, 4*, Mershawn Rice, 3*, T.J. Sheffield, 3*
Tight End - Kyle Bilodeau, 3*, Garrett Miller, 3*
Offensive Line - Kyle Jornigan, 3*, Cam Craig, 3*, Dave Monnot III, 3*, Spencer Holstege, 3*,
Defensive Line - George Karlaftis, 4*, Steven Faucheux, 3*, Dontay Hunter II, 3*, Sulaiman Kpaka, 3*,
Linebackers - Khali Saunders, 3*, Crishawn Long, 3* Jacob Wahglberg, 3* (LOI not signed), Chase Triplett, 3* (LOI not signed)
Defensive Backs - Marvin Grant, 4*, Cameron Allen, 3*, Nyles Beverly, 3*, Jalen Graham, 3*
Specialists - Brooks Cormier, 3*
There was an obvious emphasis on the trenches, as both offensive line and defensive line got a good amount of recruits coming in. The same thing is true at wide receiver. While our receiving core will be young, I believe it will be one of the most explosive groups in the nation, being lead by All-American, Rondale Moore.
In terms of defense, I see four or five guys that will be able to help us right away. These are: George Karlaftis, Steven Faucheux, Marvin Grant, Jalen Graham and Dontay Hunter II. All of these guys have college ready bodies and skill to play on Saturdays.
On offense, I can see David Bell, Milton Wright, Kyle Bilodeau and Kyle Jornigan all helping early on this year. Bell and Wright will be huge for us at the outside receiver position and Bilodeau, in my opinion, will be the #2 Tight End behind Hopkins. Jornigan will add depth on the offensive line that lacks in that area, especially at guard.
This is a top 25 class in the nation, we should expect them to play early and often. Some will still need a redshirt, but this is the most ready plug and play recruiting class we have ever seen come to Purdue.